First to 100 TA2 Starts With Honors, Sheehan Drives Damon Racing Into Top Ten

December 19, 2020

First to 100 TA2 Starts With Honors, Sheehan Drives Damon Racing Into Top Ten

Bow, NEW HAMPSHIRE - December 18, 2020 - No fewer than 55 individual drivers were involved in the competition for the 2020 TA2 Class Trans Am presented by Pirelli Championship across a program that consisted of nine races. Beginning at Sebring in March and ending at Atlanta in November, Tom Sheehan piloted the distinctive yellow No. 97 LTK Insulation Technologies Damon Racing Ford Mustang with tremendous expertise and nerve in every single race - and often in very difficult circumstances - to finish in a highly creditable P9 overall with 111 Championship points.

A podium finish just slipped out of Tom's hands at Mid Ohio, when a phantom last lap was run after the clock had run down to naught. P7 was the final result there and in the all-class race at Virginia International Raceway, together with another top ten finish in the last race of the season at Atlanta were Tom's best finishes in an attritional season's racing that saw the 2019 Iron Man's qualities tested to the full. Tom was also honored at VIR for being the first TA2 driver to notch 100 starts since the inception of the class formula, a considerable achievement and a testament to the durability and ambition of Tom and his dedicated team.

As 2020 comes to a close, Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli fans will have another reason to countdown the year. The CBS Sports Network will air a three-part series named ‘Trans Am Year in Review.’ The TA2 Class featuring Tom is the subject of the second program on Saturday, December 19, at 7 p.m. Eastern, check your local listings. In addition to the television coverage, Trans Am continues to go from strength to strength. Following the completion of a successful three-year agreement, Trans Am and Sunoco Race Fuels have grown the partnership into a new multi-year commitment, making Sunoco the “Official Race Fuel of Trans Am” for the next five years at least.

The Damon Racing team built an entirely new Ford Mustang for the 2020 season, based on the hugely successful Mike Cope platform, and the 'Granite State' outfit will be hard at it in the closed season to improve the performance of the No. 97 car. One of the most hard working and resilient teams on the circuit, Damon Racing are determined to propel Tom to the next level in the TA2 Class Championship for 2021 and further chase the competitors on the leader board. After such a challenging time for everyone in 2020, the entire motorsports community hope that the excellent 2021 schedule assembled by John Clagget and his team will take place in full.

2021 starts in just a couple of months time with the traditional season curtain raiser at Sebring, Florida February 19-21 and runs all the way through to November 5-7 for the season finale at COTA.

Lead team partner flying their flag on the No. 97 Ford Mustang comes from LTK Insulation Technologies, the company is based in Bow, New Hampshire. Having started in the field as a mechanic, it's hard to believe Tom has now been in the insulation trade for 30 years! LTK Insulation Technologies is very much Tom's creation and is a very successful company producing insulation jackets and covers made in the USA. The products are very carefully designed to permit a fast, sure and 100% clean fit using a unique tool free installation process. They are designed for balance valves, control valves, flex hoses, in-line specialties, couplings, quick connects, unions and zone pumps. Owners, balancers, mechanical pipe fitters, and project managers can all attest to the effectiveness and value this much needed product line brings to your project.


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